0 A.D. is free software. This means you are free to download, redistribute, modify and contribute to
the application under the same licenses (GPL v2 or a later version for
code and Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike 3.0 for artwork, see license).
Although you might find some people selling copies of 0 A.D., either over the internet or on physical media, you will always have the option to download 0 A.D. completely gratis, directly from the developers. No “freemium” model, no in-game advertising, no catch.
Top New Features
The most prominent feature of the new release is the introduction of the Kushites.
The Kingdom of Kush was a Middle Nile Valley civilization between 785
B.C. and 350 A.D. The region became known as Nubia and is located in
Steeped in pharaonic traditions, Kushites considered themselves the
true heirs of the New Kingdom. They were fierce in the defense of their
homeland, facing Persian, Ptolemaic and Roman invasions as well as
constantly testing the strength of their northern neighbors.
The armies of Kush are diverse, with contingents recruited from all
across its vast domain. With a wide array of trainable units, they can
adapt to almost any kind of opposing army. Boosted both economically and
militarily by their monumental pyramids, ingenious leaders, and
special technologies, Kushites gain a variety of benefits. Lead the
Nubian kingdom to bloody war and see the emergence of the mighty Kingdom
Learn more about ancient Kush here.
Beginning this Alpha, players can install mod files just by opening them with 0 A.D.
This new version also comes with a mod downloader, which allows you to connect to the new mod.io platform
and fetch mods from inside the game. Wildfire Games and the mod.io team
have worked together to bring you this feature, and 0 A.D. is one of
the first games for which mods are available from this new and powerful
Please note that only mods that Wildfire Games has tested against
blatant security issues will be available through mod.io. However, you
are always free to install mods manually from other sources.
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